) -- Every night on

"Mad Money,"

Jim Cramer offers market commentary and general investment advice, and he makes calls on specific stocks, both of his own choosing and in response to viewer requests. He relies on his many years of experience and strong track record, and he takes full responsibility for his calls.


I never shirk from admitting my mistakes; instead, I dwell on them to learn from them. I change my mind, I take losses, I own up to them

," Cramer has said.

Here we track some of his calls from the previous episode of "Mad Money" and find out, at least in the very short term, how the stocks are performing. Keep in mind that Cramer might not have been recommending that viewers take immediate action on a stock. And, of course, it's up to the individual investor to

do his or her own homework


That said, here's how some of the stocks that Cramer talked about on

Thursday's "Mad Money" show

fared today.


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: Cramer said Wal-Mart's earnings were terrific and that the retailer said the the back-to-school season would be better than expected.

On Friday, Wal-Mart closed down 9 cents, or 0.2%, at $51.79.


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: Due to cost-cutting measures, Caterpillar is beating the odds and making money when it should be losing money, said Cramer.

On Friday, Caterpillar lost $1.17, or 2.5%, to close at $46.

Fuel Systems Solutions


: Fuel Systems was Cramer's choice on Thursday for a moneymaking green energy stock. He said he was "jumped the gun" in recommending the stock before, in August 2008, in expectation of Obama endorsing natural gas. But if the natural gas bill currently in Congress passes, Fuel Systems could benefit greatly. He was not in a rush to buy the stock and called it "strong but speculative."

On Friday, Fuel Systems added $1.50, or 4.9%, to $31.95.

Orexigen Therapeutics


:Orexigen was another speculative pick on Thursday, based on the positive results from its obesity and diabetes drugs. Cramer said the stock was already up 42% on the news and recommended taking some profits and buying on a pullback.

On Friday, Orexigen closed down a penny at $8.05.


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: Cramer preferred


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, which he said is better-run than Mattel.

On Friday, Mattel lost 11 cents, or 0.6%, to $18, while Hasbro slid 30 cents, or 1.1%, to $26.61.

United Parcel Service

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: Cramer called UPS a "fabulous company" and said he'd buy it at current levels.

On Friday, UPS closed down 59 cents, or 1.1%, at $53.53.


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: AIG's new CEO is "terrific," said Cramer, but he said the stock is experiencing a short squeeze. "I don't think there's a lot of stock left for the common shareholders."

On Friday, AIG fell 65 cents, or 2.6%, to close at $24.37.


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: Cramer said that Alcoa,

Dow Chemical

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International Paper

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"can all go higher because there's a lot of aluminum in cars and planes."

On Friday, Alcoa closed down 44 cents, or 3.2%, at $13.27; Dow Chemical lost 71 cents, or 3.1%, to $22.13; and International Paper slid 82 cents, or 3.9%, to $19.99.

-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York.

(Editor's note: At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)